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Post  Belle87ad on 7/16/2012, 12:01 pm

Ciao, tutti! I planted several squares of basil, but only one sprout in one of the squares is actually growing. So I'm babying it quite a bit. I know that herbs should be continually harvested to prevent bolting, but how big should it be before I start snipping leaves? Thanks!
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Post  camprn on 7/16/2012, 1:36 pm

On my basil I usually pinch out the top growing tip when the plant gets about 5 inches tall.

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Post  Belle87ad on 7/16/2012, 2:40 pm

About 5 inches, sounds good. Thanks! I'm know it's in All New SFG, but the book is on my Nook and I can't find the charger and it's dead, Rolling Eyes lol. One more question, is basil an annual or a perennial (or is that just flowers, not herbs/veggies?)? Thank you!!!
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